INAUGURAL ROCKFORD BOXING CLASSIC,
AUGUST 13, 2022, ROCKFORD CITY MARKET
ALL-AGES | LOCAL FOOD & MUSIC | YOUTH, FIRST RESPONDER BOUTS
The Rockford Boxing Classic (RBC) is the Rockford region’s premier outdoor boxing event and fundraiser for the Rockford Patriots Boxing Club of the Patriots Gateway Community Center. Sanctioned by USA Boxing and established in 2022, the inaugural event was held August 13, 2022, at City Market Pavilion in downtown Rockford, where more than 1,000 attendees watched 15 youth and first responder bouts amidst an all-ages festival. General admission guests attended free, while ringside tables were also available for purchase as the event's net proceeds benefited the Rockford Patriots Boxing Club.
2022 ROCKFORD BOXING CLASSIC PHOTO GALLERY
ABOUT ROCKFORD PATRIOTS BOXING CLUB
Established in 2003, Rockford Patriots Boxing Club has mentored thousands of youngsters with dreams of becoming boxing national champions, world qualifiers and Olympic medalists. A Patriots Gateway Community Center nonprofit program, the Club develops champions in and out of the ring, while keeping the health, safety and success of its students as the top priority. RPBC has produced 21 national champions and served more than 5,000 youth over nearly four decades thanks to the commitment of the Jimmy Goodman family.
ABOUT PATRIOTS GATEWAY COMMUNITY CENTER
Patriots Gateway Community Center was started by the people of Zion Lutheran Church in 1995 to provide opportunities for success for the children and youth of zip code 61104. Patriots opened in 1998 and has served thousands of kids and families in the Rockford area.